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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

Build jumping confidence with Jock Paget

Whether your horse is young or could benefit from going back to basics, Jock Paget explains how gridwork can be used to create balance and straightness Read Article

Michael Eilberg’s secrets to success

Dressage dynamo Michael Eilberg shows you how to channel your horse’s energy into your best work yet Read Article

Make your horse easy to handle with Warwick Schiller

Your horse’s extremities – his legs, ears and nose – are very sensitive. Warwick Schiller explains how to handle them safely Read Article

An introduction to Ringbone

Ringbone is a common condition that can’t be cured, but with careful management it can be kept at bay. Vet David Rutherford, from Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic, explains Read Article

Your horse’s blood

Have you ever thought about the make-up your horse's blood and the important roles that it plays? Read Article

Grass sickness

With a death rate of more than 85%, equine grass sickness (EGS) is a serious, debilitating disease that affects horses, ponies and donkeys. Read Article

Laminitis low-down

As the weather gets warmer, the flush of spring grass brings with it the threat of laminitis. H&R explains how to reduce the risk to your horse Read Article

The best bit for your horse

Choosing the right bit for your horse can be a minefield. There are several different classes of bit, all with lots of subcategories, and for each bit there’s usually many different mouthpiece options choose from. So where to start. Read Article

Equine Rehab: How lungeing can help

Helping your horse move in the right way is an important part of a rehab programme, as Dr Katherine Nankervis explains Read Article

Make your horse easy to handle with Warwick Schiller

Your horse’s extremities – his legs, ears and nose – are very sensitive. Warwick Schiller explains how to handle them safely Read Article

Space invader

Does your horse walk all over you? Get him to take a step back and pay attention with advice from Warwick Schiller Read Article

What your body language is telling your horse

The conversation between you and your horse is constant – whether it’s body language, words or actions – and can have a big effect on him. Anna Saillet explains how Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

Pass the buck

So the time has come for you to sell your horse, but what are the alternatives to doing it yourself? Read Article

Buying a horse? Follow our top 10 tips!

The must-have guide to buying a new mount - don't head to the horses-for-sale pages without it! Read Article

Can I claim for loss of horse?

Q: I bought my horse a year ago with a clean bill of health after the vetting. He has now gone lame and it looks as if I won’t be able to ride him again. Read Article

Buying horse insurance

A maze of jargon surrounds most insurance policies, but what level of protection do you really need? H&R’s Lisa Harris investigates... Read Article

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